Six Nations woman acquitted on accessory to murder charges in triple homicide
LONDON — The first of six people charged in the murders of Melissa Miller, Micheal Jamieson and Alan Porter was acquitted in a London courthouse Friday afternoon.
Kirsten Bomberry, 36, of Six Nations was found not guilty of being an accessory to murder in the triple homicide that continues to grieve the Six Nations community.
According to a statement of facts read by Justice Peter Hockin, Bomberry hid and buried the murder weapons: twice. Hockin said Bomberry witnessed the murders but did not participate in the victim’s deaths. Hockin said he believed Bomberry did not bury the weapons to conceal with what or how the victims had died but to protect herself, out of fear the accused killers would come back and kill her.
In graphic testimony, lawyers detailed how Miller, Jamieson and Porter were all killed on the evening and early morning hours of October 29-30, 2018 at Bomberry’s home on Six Nations. Miller and Porter were stabbed to death inside a trailer on the property. Jamieson was shot in the chest with a double barrel shotgun outside.
Miller was seven months pregnant at the time she was murdered.
The three victims were found days later, on November 4, 2018 wrapped in blankets and tied with cords in the back of a stolen 2006 Chevy Silverado off Bodkin Road just outside the Oneida Nation of the Thames community — an hour east of Six Nations.
Micheal Jamieson’s mother Sue Jamieson spoke to press outside the courtroom, clutching a picture of her son. “We’d like to let the community know there’s going to be a killer back out in the public,” said Jamieson. “How did they let her off? They were killed at her house and she walked away. They were her friends and she watched them get killed and she walked away. She gets off. I don’t understand it. I really don’t understand it.”
Still sobbing Jamieson pleaded for anyone in the public with further evidence about the murders of Jamieson, Miller and Porter to come forward. “I hope people come forward. Don’t be scared. We need to keep them in jail where they belong.”
The acquittal has raised community outrage — with many demanding Bomberry not be allowed to return to reside at Six Nations.
Ian McCuaig, defense lawyer for Bomberry spoke outside the courtroom and said he did not know if she was planning to return to reside on Six Nations following her release from custody.
There are five others still facing charges in the deaths of Jamieson, Porter, and Miller.
Nicholas Shipman is facing three counts of second-degree murder; Thomas Bomberry faces two counts of second-degree murder; Jamie Beaver is facing one count of second-degree murder; Vernon Shipman and Roland Sturgeon are both facing charges of accessory after the fact.
All of the remaining accused will face trial in Brantford.